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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Car, Including Lunch provided by EMO TOURS EGYPT

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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Car, Including Lunch

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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is a port city on the Egyptian Mediterranean coast, once an ancient center of learning. Skip the hassle of arranging your own transportation and get an in-depth peek at the storied seaside city on this private day tour from Cairo or Giza, which covers ruins, such as the Roman Theater, as well as the 21st-century Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Fort Qaitbey
  • 3
    Ancient Roman Amphitheater
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • A private day trip to Alexandria from Cairo or Giza
  • A firsthand peek at the legendary, but under-the-radar, seaside city
  • See the main sights in a single visit and walk along the Mediterranean 
  • Enjoy local lunch and hotel transfers (included)
What to Expect
Few tourists in Egypt venture to Alexandria, a legendary port city on the Mediterranean coast founded by Alexander the Great. During this private day tour with hotel transfers from Cairo or Giza, discover under-the-radar attractions of one of antiquity’s most prosperous cities, once known for its massive library, which held 500,000 books, and the Pharos of Alexandria, the most famous lighthouse of the ancient world. Those sights now only exist in legend, but you get a chance to explore other ancient ruins that have remained standing, such as the Roman Theater, and medieval marvels, including the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. After a tasty lunch in a local restaurant, see the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a library built to commemorate Alexandria’s ancient center of knowledge. Take a stroll along the Corniche, a historic waterfront promenade, before private transfer back to your hotel.
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Important Information
10–12 hours
  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Group Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Roman Amphitheater
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Global576738 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
We had a very interesting day touring Alexandria. Our guide, Abdul and driver, Ehab were great. They arrived at our hotel earlier than our stated departure time to pick us up.They definitely knew where they were going and told us interesting facts and details about the sites,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Michele from Ontario wrote a review Feb 2020
London, Canada12 contributions3 helpful votes
I was on my own and wanted to see Alexandria from Cairo in one day. The guide was great. On time, perfect English and very informed. We had a driver who was cautious and car very clean. This tour exceeded my expectations. They had me back in perfect time to join the tour I
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jim K wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Thanks again to Hala. The highlight for me was the catacombs! Also visited the Citadel and Library of Alexandria. Lunch was tasty 😋
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Date of experience: February 2020
j m wrote a review Feb 2020
28 contributions2 helpful votes
I went on the Alexandria tour from Cairo today with Ali; an Exceptional guide, and Abraham; the "Best driver in Egypt". I thoroughly enjoyed Alexandria, the catacombs and the Citadel. Lunch was also superb. Egypt is wonderful country with a vast history and a welcoming
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Shee wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a great experience with my Egyptologist Mahmoud Ismael who is very informative,energetic and entertaining as more thing he takes good photo shots😀thank you too to Waleed who drove as all the way from Cairo to Alexandria safely😃Felt safe😃
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Response from mariemotoursegypt20, Public Relations Manager at Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Car, Including Lunch
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear our valued customer Thank you for your outstanding detailed review , and your positive comments about our service. We are so happy that you spent a lovely time in our beloved country with us Your positive feelings about Egypt and our devoted company, mean so much to us, and that is what we always aim for. You should definitely come back for another visit to our country . there's more for you to see. So, get ready for your next trip to explore more treasures of the marvelous Egyptian Civilization. Sincerely, Emo Tours Egypt
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  • Duration: 10–12 hours
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